by Mickey Herbert
A few years ago, I was asked to talk to a group about my career as an entrepreneur. I had never considered myself an entrepreneur, but I realized that I had taken risks in my professional life that were, in retrospect, pretty significant. Here’s what I had to say regarding risk taking […]
Connecticut ranks 35th in well-being among the 50 states, according to a new Gallup-Healthways 2016 State Well-Being Rankings report. That’s a drop in the rankings for Connecticut, which averaged a 28th place finish over the past three years.
In 2016, Connecticut had a Well-Being Index score of 61.7, which is lower than the national Well-Being Index […]
Timing, as the saying goes, is everything. This Saturday, February 4, the fourth annual Connecticut Area Study Abroad Conference will held, sponsored by eight higher education institutions and hosted at the University of Hartford. The conference offers sessions for students who have studied abroad, highlighting “unpacking your time abroad, and learning how to use your […]
There is a connection between economic insecurity and gun violence in the nation’s schools. That is the conclusion reached in a “rigorous” Northwestern University study of a quarter-century of data which found that when it becomes more difficult for people coming out of school to find jobs, the rate of gun violence at schools increases.
Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities is now accepting submissions for the Connecticut Book Awards, returning after a multi-year absence from the literary landscape in the state. The awards were last presented in 2011. They were presented annually beginning in 2002.
These awards recognize the best books of 2016 by authors and […]
by John Richard Schrock
The Thunderbolt was a publication of the American Nazi Party. I saw my first copy my first year of teaching in rural Kentucky in 1969.
Before class, a high school student showed me a copy, careful that no classmates were nearby. The feature story was an outrageous claim that African-Americans […]
One in five Connecticut households is unbanked or underbanked, according to data compiled by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the percentage of residents unbanked – those that do not have an account at an insured institution – has climbed in the state over the past six years.
The percentage of Connecticut households considered unbanked […]
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, after what was described as “exhaustive research and consultation with representatives across all sectors of the health care industry,” has developed a five-point plan to address “skyrocketing pharmaceutical drug costs.”
Lembo’s proposed legislation, which is to be considered by legislators in the five-month session that began earlier this month, aims to […]
Connecticut’s local municipal workforce has been shrinking for the past decade, and had been reduced 7.4 percent by 2015 when compared with the peak employment year of 2005, according to a new analysis by Governing magazine. The drop in local government employment is the 10th largest in the country by percentage of workforce, when peak […]
A consortium of public and private associations and agencies, higher education institutions and entrepreneur-assisting nonprofit and for-profit organizations is launching the CT Entrepreneur Awards, designed to celebrate “the entrepreneurs and support system that make Connecticut work.” The inaugural awards, to be presented this spring, will recognize a variety of individuals and organizations that connect, […]
by Bob Sobolewski
With more than 4,500 manufacturing companies, Connecticut is no stranger to the world of innovation. In fact, some pretty cool things were first made here in our state — such as helicopters, erector sets, guitars, watches, sneakers, typewriters and bicycles. Most of these items continue to be mass-produced in plants of all […]
The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD), launched in the aftermath of the shooting targeting Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in Arizona in 2011, has launched a new initiative – Revive Civility.
“Incivility in America has reached epidemic proportions,” organizers point out. “Every day rudeness, disrespect and hostility sideline collaboration and compromise. Sound bites replace sound journalism. […]
If you are looking for a job in Connecticut, Fairfield County would be a solid place to begin the search, according to a new data analysis released by the Zippia career information website.
In ranking Connecticut municipalities with the best job opportunities, communities in Fairfield County earned six of the top 10 slots, with […]
The financial cost of smoking in Connecticut is higher than just about anywhere in the United States. The total cost over a lifetime per smoker is $2,183,204, the third highest in the nation, and the annual cost per year per smoker of $42,808, is also third highest in the nation, just behind New York and […]